There is nothing worse than putting up holiday decorations, only to have your dog/cat tear them down and ruin your hard work.

Some people have gone to drastic measures to protect their decorations, but we have some lower key ways to make sure your Christmas Tree makes it to February (because we all know you’re leaving it up that long).

1. Bitter Apple/Citronella Spray

Bitter apple or citronella spray is a great way to deter your pet from licking or chewing on the decorations. It leaves a bad taste in their mouth and a negative association with whatever they were munching on.

2. Spray Bottle


Spray Bottle

A simple spray bottle can be a great way to defend your decorations. Hide and wait for your pet to start messing with them, and then unleash (pun intended) your wrath! Timing is everything!

3. Proximity E-Collar

Pawz Away Proximity E-Collar

If your dog is on to you, and only messes with the decorations when he/she knows you’re not around, then it may be time to step up your game. Using the Pawz Away Proximity E-Collar your pet will get a small electric stim whenever they enter a certain range of the transmitter! It really works, though you do need to be careful to not set the level too high.

Well there you have it. A few easy ways to protect your decorations (and any anything else) in your home from your pets. If you need any extra training with your pup, reach out to Partners Dog Training for everything under the sun when it comes to dogs.

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